Friday, June 17, 2011

The Joys of Summer

School has finally, finally come to a close, and with that closure comes the beginning of those blissful three months of summer. Probably the most anticipated and appreciated months of the whole year, summer vacation holds a charm in everyone's eyes. For starters, no school. No stressing over finals or projects or papers. No waking up at insane hours of the morning to drive to school half awake. No lectures, no classes, no anything school related for a whole three months. Summer is trips to the beach, spending time with friends, days at the pool, sleeping in, long vacations, and relaxation.

In my family, summer is filled with daily activities and outings. Everyone is up and dressed by nine o'clock (I have yet to meet that requirement) and after the chores are complete, its off to a friend's pool, a park, the library, shopping or out to lunch. We have not yet had a day of staying at home. We are always busy. Yesterday we bought two hammocks and I manually drilled them into the posts below our deck. A few days ago we were at the library, signing up for the summer reading program, where I only have to read three books. I completed that requirement that day. I've swam in three of my friends' pools over the course of two days. I have been a very busy person.

Next week, I'm volunteering at Beachmont Christian day camp. After that, I will most likely be teaching riding camps almost every week. July 14th is my birthday party, along with the premier of Harry Potter 7 part 2 (insert girly squeal here). The week after that, I'm spending a week at St George Island in Florida with my cousins, aunt, uncle, parents, sister, and best friend Megan, who is currently serving in the Dominican Republic for ten days - pray for her!

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first week of summer, though I have gotten quite exhausted from all the running around I've been doing. Tonight is my friend's graduation party, Emily's dance recital and swing dancing.

Since it is now summer, and I therefore have an abundance of spare time, I am hoping that I will be posting more blog posts. The last few months of school are always the toughest, with AP exams and finals to prepare for. But with all that behind me, I am determined to become a religious blog-poster... hopefully.

Quote of the Day:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I'm saying."
-Oscar Wilde

(^I got that feeling last night while reading my transcendentalism essay...)